Originally Posted by Blatherskite
Rock and roll was invented in the first place to piss off parents and question the status quo. It's where the concept of the teenager came from.
A nice idea, but not so. Rock 'n' roll wasn't 'invented' at all, it was a name put to a type of music that developed over a period of time.
And that's also the case for teenagers: rather than being 'invented', the concept of the teenager developed over (at least) a number of decades.